At Rockliffe Manor Primary School, we believe that learning is most memorable for children when it is planned in a cross-curricular way, taking on board their interests and therefore, enabling children to make links throughout their learning. We always ensure our activities include challenges for all learners, opportunities for children to develop through play and real life experiences with lots of interaction from adults and peers. We have high expectations of both staff and pupils and always strive to achieve outstanding outcomes.


Nursery spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning for this term will be based around the topic of mini beasts. We will explore the life cycle of a butterfly and what they like to eat. The nursery will also create our published outcomes based on this theme/topic. To support our learning, the nursery will be getting some caterpillars in the class to observe the transition stages they go through to becoming a butterfly.

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Our English learning, will be based around the core text, ‘They Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

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Our writing outcomes will include creating a lifecycle of a butterfly, also writing labels and captions for our published outcome display. The nursery will focus on mark making with a variety of resources such as; charcoal, oil pastels and ink.

In maths, we will be learning all about weight, capacity and measurements this term. We will use themes from our core text to support our learning for example, using fruits to measure and weigh. The children will also explore using such resources as Lego/cubes to help take measurements.

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In phonics we will continue to learn and explore phase 2 jolly phonics. The children will practise making the sounds by saying it, writing the sound and finding words that begin with that specific sound.

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Parents and carers can support their children’s learning at home through daily reading. This will enable children to further develop their vocabulary and communication skills.

If you would like to discuss more about how you can help your child at home, please contact your child's class teacher.



Reception spring 2 remote learning content

Our curriculum learning will continue the theme of Sustainability and Development, as we take a closer look at recycling and how we can take actions to ensure we are recycling at home and at school.

Some useful websites to get your research started are:

Our English learning, will be based around the core text, Michael Recycle, by Ellie Bethel. This is a story of a superhero whose mission is to keep green and is keen to save planet Earth! He visits a grim and grimy town and helps its residents to recycle their waste.

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Throughout the book children will be learning different ways to recycle, and exploring descriptive language. Our writing outcome will be a retell of the story, where the children will act out the beginning, middle and end, and innovate their own recycling actions, before writing their retell.

In maths, we will be learning all about shape, looking at 2D and 3D shapes, their names, their properties, and using them to discuss pattern and position.

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Enjoying books with your child will help to develop their learning in phonics as well as communication and language skills, so please do try and read regularly with your child.

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Posted on: 07/03/2021

Regular Lateral Flow Testing for asymptomatic pupils

You may know that staff within the school are testing twice a week using Lateral Flow Devices. This means that we are able to identify any asymptomatic cases and ensures another level of safety. The government has announced that Lateral Flow Tests will be made available to families and pupils as schools reopen via community testing. We highly encourage that families do use Lateral Flow Testing so we can work collectively to keep our community safe. Please note that this is weekly testing for people with no COVID symptoms. You can get tested weekly at a community testing site and can find the closest ones here: You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests: or you can order kits for free to be sent to your home here: Testing for pupils showing symptoms Of course, if you or your child develops one or more of the following symptoms then you should get tested immediately by ordering a PCR test. a new continuous cough   a high temperature  a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)  it is very important that you do not send them to school. If your child develops one or more of these symptoms in school they will then be sent home and advised to follow the guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection  If your child has one or more of the above symptoms, you should: Request a coronavirus test immediately. Order a test. or order by telephone via NHS 119 Everyone living in the same household/ support bubble, including adults and other children, should self-isolate for 10 days  Keep the school informed about symptoms, self-isolation and test results. It is essential that you book a coronavirus test for your child and provide us with the result once you have this so that your child can return to school promptly.
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